To keep away from FATF blacklist, Pak sanctions 88 banned outfits

Islamabad, August 22

Seeking to wriggle out of the FATF’s gray listing, Pakistan has imposed powerful monetary sanctions on 88 banned terror teams and their leaders, together with Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim, by ordering the seizure of their properties and freezing of financial institution accounts, a media report mentioned on Saturday.

Terror sponsor shouldn’t play sufferer: Delhi

United Nations: Any nation sponsoring terrorism shouldn’t be allowed to color itself as a sufferer of terror, TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, mentioned underlining that the worldwide physique should improve sustained motion in opposition to perpetrators and states that sponsor terror, particularly cross-border terrorism, in a veiled reference to Pakistan. PTI

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) put Pakistan on the gray listing in June 2018 and requested Islamabad to implement a plan of motion by the tip of 2019, however the deadline was prolonged later as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. The authorities issued two notifications on August 18 saying sanctions on key figures of terror outfits akin to 26/11 Mumbai assault mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar, and underworld don Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, who heads an enormous and multifaceted unlawful enterprise, has emerged India’s most-wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings.

In the midst of US-led peace course of in Afghanistan, Pakistan has sanctioned Taliban too, together with its chief peace negotiator, Abdul Ghani Baradar, and several other members of the Haqqani household. — PTI

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